Bush and social construction of reality

Bush by numbers: Four years of double standards
These are creepy – they show how if you simply SAY things, repeatedly, and the media disseminates what you say, “reality” follows. ­čÖü
Here’s a few, click through to read them all:
1 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security issued between 20 January 2001 and 10 September 2001 that mentioned al-Qa’ida.
104 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and defence in the same period that mentioned Iraq or Saddam Hussein.
101 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and defence in the same period that mentioned missile defence.
65 Number of Bush administration public statements on National security and defence in the same period that mentioned weapons of mass destruction.
0 Number of times Bush mentioned Osama bin Laden in his three State of the Union addresses.
73 Number of times that Bush mentioned terrorism or terrorists in his three State of the Union addresses.
83 Number of times Bush mentioned Saddam, Iraq, or regime (as in change) in his three State of the Union addresses.
This is an edited extract from “What We’ve Lost”, by Graydon Carter, published by Little Brown on 9 September. ~ sent to me via email from Becky Townsend

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